P.M. BRIEFING : Another Record on Tokyo Exchange

From Times wire services

Share prices closed at another record high on the Tokyo Stock Exchange today, while the dollar continued to rise against the Japanese yen.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average, which gained 793.96 points Tuesday in its largest single-day rise this year, added another 430.92 points, or 1.3%, finishing the day at 32,737.28.

On the foreign exchange market, the dollar closed at 133.25 yen, up 0.35 yen from Tuesday’s 132.90-yen finish. The U.S. currency ranged between 133.10 and 133.50 yen during the day.